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Squishy!
08-10-2013, 11:38 PM
So tonight while my wife and I enjoyed a movie at the Alamo in Littleton, someone broke into my OTHER 1988 pickup and tried to steal it. :rant: Thank God I am (understandably) paranoid and pull my fuel pump relay EVERY time I park my truck. Both the security guy and the police were completely useless. It is beyond frustrating. I will be wiring in custom start switches tomorrow.

AxleIke
08-10-2013, 11:53 PM
Man! That is ridiculous. So sorry man.

MDH33
08-11-2013, 06:40 AM
Unbelievable! :mad: You are having some bad vehicle luck, Justin. Glad they didn't succeed in getting it. something is definitely up in The Denver area with Toyotas it seems.

mikeyhcrana
08-11-2013, 07:56 AM
Wow! I'm totally paranoid too. I still have PTSD about mine. I won't leave it anywhere, and i make multiple attempts to secure it that I won't say, every time I park. I was starting to feel silly, but this is a real problem in Denver right now.:mad:

Inukshuk
08-11-2013, 09:37 AM
Back in NYC we used the club and had a hidden kill switch on our cars and removable stereos. I still take the stereo faceplate off everyday I park downtown.

Sounds like its time for a kill switch.

Anyone know what circuit to interrupt on an 80?

Corbet
08-11-2013, 05:41 PM
I'd interrupt the fuel pump circuit. That way if a potential thief gets it to turn over you don't dilute your crankcase oil with fuel. Plus the sound of a vehicle not starting seems to draw attention.

Inukshuk
08-11-2013, 10:27 PM
I'd interrupt the fuel pump circuit. That way if a potential thief gets it to turn over you don't dilute your crankcase oil with fuel. Plus the sound of a vehicle not starting seems to draw attention.

where is it?

baja1d
08-11-2013, 11:13 PM
where is it?

Same ???

Squishy!
08-12-2013, 08:13 AM
Oh I've got a plan in the works to keep any body but me from starting it. I'll post my build in the members only when I put it together this week.

LARGEONE
08-13-2013, 04:08 PM
Are they just trying to part the trucks out? If so, do they end up in the same junkyard? Or scattered all over Denver?

thefatkid
08-13-2013, 09:40 PM
Are they just trying to part the trucks out? If so, do they end up in the same junkyard? Or scattered all over Denver?

If they are parting them out here, they do a good job keeping them off of craigslist.

mikeyhcrana
08-14-2013, 06:29 AM
If they are parting them out here, they do a good job keeping them off of craigslist.

I have sold 3, 3rd members to the same Hispanic gentleman in the last month. He told me he saw mine at the scrapper and bought those diffs too. If you go to any U-pull yard in Denver, you will find no 3rd members. I was told by an employee at pull n pay, they have a standing order for Toyota 3rd's so they never make it to the lot. The shady scrapers know about this, so they send out a shady mfer to go grab yotas and quickly pull the diffs and maybe the motor and crush it within 48 hours. That is my theory, mostly because that's was their plan with mine.

RockRunner
08-14-2013, 10:56 AM
Sorry Justin, my old 85 was broken into 5 different times before it was totally stolen and anything of value taken and dumped on 58th and Pecos. My 91 same thing 3 break ins and a theft of the truck. It really matters where you live and go, South West plaza used to be one of the worst places. Thief's would take a bus there and leave in several stolen cars on a Saturday using those cars to carry the stolen stereos etc.

If you can buy a beater and take it to places like a movie theater, they watch the lot then you and know they have plenty of time to steal your truck or parts.

Sorry this happened again man.

Corbet
08-14-2013, 12:21 PM
where is it?

Same ???

Pump or place to tap in?

This thread should give you many ideas of how to make an 80 not start. Simply interrupt one of the critical circuits with a hidden switch. I bet much of it would apply to any Toyota truck.
http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-tech/115816-emergency-troubleshooting-procedures-faq-item-recommend-keeping-copy-truck.html

I'm happy I don't have to worry as much about these things where I am.

Squishy!
08-18-2013, 10:28 AM
Yeah the fuel pump relay is on the passenger side above the computer behind the dash. Mine hangs right next to my 5VZ ECU so I just unplug it and take it with me. As soon as I get my member status back (dues paid finally, and thanks Jeff!) I'll post up what I've got going on. It's simple and at least I like to think its clever.

RockRunner
08-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Justin and others, that fixes the stealing of the vehicle BUT that is the best case scenario. Insurance covers most of that with 15-30% of cost of the add one unless specific lg insured.

The worst case is that they break in through the window and tear the electronics out. That is hard to clean and then insurance again. Hide radios, speakers, hams and CB'S so thirds don't see them. Out of sight means not to steal. Tuffy boxes are great so are custom speaker installs in the foot wells that use matching material so they are hidden more and try to use the stock head unit. A big screen custom unit is an invite to a thief.

Anyway we all know the drill, keep your pricy stuff out of sight and secure your car/truck anyway you can.

Squishy!
08-18-2013, 12:05 PM
Agreed. But when your whole baby gets stolen, just the electronics don't seem to matter as much. Besides I dont have electronics right now anyway. They were all in the stolen truck.

wesintl
08-20-2013, 01:58 PM
why don't you put a Tile in it somewhere? :confused:

Squishy!
08-20-2013, 06:15 PM
Tile? Huh? :confused:

wesintl
08-20-2013, 07:42 PM
http://www.thetileapp.com/

60wag
08-21-2013, 05:40 AM
No, really! Tile the truck.... who would steal it then? :)

Squishy!
08-21-2013, 07:27 AM
Bahaha! Awesome.

Wes that's a good idea. It's not a guaranteed return device, so I will move forward with my anti-theft idea. However it is still an awesome last hope device. I'll be buying one.

mikeyhcrana
08-21-2013, 01:22 PM
http://www.thetileapp.com/

This is exactly what I have been searching for, thank you. I have been hiding a throw-away smart phone in the 4runner for tracking but keeping it charged is a major pain!

OilHammer
08-21-2013, 02:23 PM
http://www.thetileapp.com/

That's pretty slick. I smell a RS group buy!

Jacket
08-21-2013, 02:34 PM
Except for these two things.


What is the range of Tile?

The range from your phone is 50 - 150ft depending on the environment. However, if any other Tile user's phone is within 50 - 150ft of your Tile, you will receive an update with the location of your Tile. When this happens, you will see a pin on the map view for your Tile. This essentially makes the range limitless once there are enough Tile users in your area.

How long will my Tile last?

Each Tile lasts for one year after activation with the Tile app. When a year is almost up, we'll remind you to order a new Tile.

wesintl
08-22-2013, 11:50 AM
The range from your phone is 50 - 150ft depending on the environment.

I figured there would be some stipulation like that. I didn't review the whole site for it's use and drawbacks :(